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CNG 111, Lot: 419. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of MAURETANIA. Juba II, with Kleopatra Selene. 25 BC-AD 24. AR Denarius (18mm, 2.58 g, 6h). Caesarea mint. Struck circa AD 11-23. REX IVBA, diademed head of Juba right / BACIΛICCA KΛЄOΠATPA, draped bust of Kleopatra Selene left. Mazard 361; MAA 108; SNG Copenhagen 566. Near EF, attractively toned, light scratches.

Ex CGB e-Monnaies (1 March 2016), lot 67.

Juba II proved himself one of Rome’s most loyal client kings, and in AD 11 Augustus honored him with marriage to Kleopatra Selene, the daughter of Kleopatra VII and Mark Antony. The resulting son, Ptolemy, succeeded Juba II in AD 24, and was the last of the Ptolemaic line.